Officially unveiled by the City of Glendale in December, the Central Park Paseo creates a new mid-block pedestrian connection between the Americana at Brand and the Glendale Central Library. Anchoring the Paseo is the neon Clayton Plumbers sign, which belongs to the neighboring Museum of Neon Art whose entrance sits on the Paseo. The sign, with its animated water droplets, is a replica of the original sign that once stood at the defunct plumbing business in Westwood.
The Paseo incorporates the brick paving pattern of Brand Boulevard with a new wood deck and terraced central planter. A steel-clad wall gently curves through the Paseo, adding pizazz to the space, and a grove of palms punctuates the eastern end of the Paseo where it intersects an enhanced alleyway.
It’s exciting to finally see this project built and in use after many years of planning, design, and construction. While at AECOM, Josh Segal helped to design and manage various pieces of the project over the course of its life.